Bodie Island Lighthouse Restoration Progress Report
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 Ext. 148
Another milestone in the restoration project for the Bodie Island Lighthouse became obvious this week as the entire top of the lighthouse was enveloped in a white “shroud” and work continues on the historic landmark.
The “shroud,” made of nylon reinforced weatherproof fabric, provides several protective measures which include capturing sand blasted materials to prevent them from being released into the environment and creating a work environment that is more protected from harsh weather conditions.
Work accomplished to date includes:
Work to be accomplished next week:
The project is managed by the National Park Service in conjunction with restoration contractors, United Builders Group, LLC from New Bern, NC, the prime contractor, Progressive Contracting Company, Inc. from Edenton, NC, and the metal restoration work will be handled by Enberg Mold and Tool from Jacksonville, FL.
For more information on this project, contact the Public Affairs Office at 252-473-2111 ext. 148.
Did You Know?
In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.